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November 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Those versatile bench guys the Dodgers love so much are falling fast. Having already lost Nick Punto to the A's last week, they have apparently now lost his buddy, Skip Schumaker, to the Reds. Nick Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Monday that Schumaker has signed a two-year deal with Cincinnati. Schumaker, who will be 34 in February, split his time with the Dodgers last season between second base and the outfield. He hit .263 in 319 at-bats with the Dodgers, with 31 runs and 30 RBI. Punto and Schumaker are friends who both live in south Orange County and used to carpool to Dodger Stadium.
April 25, 2014 | Jonathan Gold
The night of the lunar eclipse, I was having a late supper at Red Medicine out on Wilshire, a few tables over from a man who had decided to dress as Jesus for the evening, a slender young man with long, straight hair and white robes flowing around his ankles. I can't be sure, but I think he ordered the tasting menu. After dinner, I walked outside in time to see the last sliver of the moon disappear into the Earth's shadow. An elderly man plucked at my arm, eager to know what I was looking up at, and I pointed at the moon, at Mars shining bright and pink in its penumbra.
March 5, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels 6, Reds 4 AT THE PLATE: Howie Kendrick turned one of Aroldis Chapman's fastballs around, lining it over the wall in left field in the fourth inning for his second homer of the spring. Josh Hamilton had two singles and is batting .500 (five for 10) this spring. The Angels, who improved to 2-8-2, won with a five-run seventh that was highlighted by Peter Bourjos' triple and Luis Rodriguez's two-run single. ON THE MOUND: Tommy Hanson, making his first start in an Angels uniform after last winter's trade from Atlanta, gave up one run and three hits, including Jay Bruce's solo home run, in two innings.
April 25, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American Medical Assn. raised a red flag generally about university officials such as Eugene Washington, the dean of UCLA's medical school who also serves on the board of healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. The world's biggest medical-products maker paid Washington more than $260,000 in cash and stock last year as a company director.
November 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Frank Pastore, who in recent years hosted a radio show on Glendale's KKLA, is in critical condition after his motorcycle was hit by a car on the 210 Freeway on Monday night. "Last night Frank Pastore was in a motorcycle accident," a statement on the KKLA website reads. "We do not know how extensive his injuries are, but we know they are serious. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. " Pastore has been the host of "The Frank Pastore Show" since 2004.
September 12, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Documentaries by their nature are prisoners of their moment in time. If they are fortunate, as the makers of "Red Obsession" are, that moment, even if it's brief, will be able to hold our interest. "Red Obsession," as it turns out, is a title that references two specific situations. One is the passion wine lovers worldwide have for the great Bordeaux reds, premier cru or first-growth vineyards such as Chateau Latour, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lafite Rothschild. The second is what happens when those wines catch the attention of the moneyed classes of that populous land once known to headline writers everywhere as Red China.
November 28, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Cincinnati Reds signed Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21-million contract  Wednesday. Broxton came to the Reds last July and had four saves in six chances overall with a 2.82 earned-run average. With the signing, the Reds can turn incumbent closer Aroldis Chapman into a starter, which they have been wanting to do for a couple of seasons. Broxton will receive a $4-million base salary in 2013, $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015. There's a club option for another year at $9 million with a $1-million buyout.
August 21, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Watching James Loney stumble over first base in pursuit of a foul ball the previous night, Manager Joe Torre decided to give his first baseman a rare day off Saturday. "His bat is dragging a little," Torre said. Loney went into Saturday two for his last 20. Arguably the Dodgers' most consistent performer in the first half of the season, Loney was batting .309 with six home runs and 63 runs batted in at the All-Star break. Since then, he was hitting .206 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 34 games through Friday.
September 1, 2009 | Associated Press
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 and 6-3, Monday to sweep a doubleheader that drew the two smallest crowds in Great American Ball Park's history. The Reds sold only 9,087 tickets for the second game, the smallest gate in the ballpark's seven-year history. The opener, a makeup of an April 10 rainout, drew a much smaller actual crowd -- fewer than 2,000 fans. When the afternoon game began, 11 fans were scattered in the upper-deck bleachers in left field. After the fourth inning, the video board showed one fan surrounded by empty seats as Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" played over the speaker system, drawing a smattering of applause and laughs from the other fans who knew the feeling.
July 2, 2013 | By Matt Wilhalme
Cincinnati right-hander Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter, the first of the regular season, in the Reds' victory over the San Francisco Giants, 3-0, on Tuesday. Bailey, whose no-hitter last season on Sept. 28 was the last to occur, struck out nine and walked one batter with 109 pitches. Bailey (5-6) is the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter. Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer also accomplished the feat for Cincinnati, according to the Associated Press.
April 24, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and Laura Nelson
A man appeared to have jumped in front of a Metro Red Line train bound for North Hollywood on Thursday afternoon, causing service delays, according to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The incident was reported around 1:41 p.m. at the Civic Center/Grand Park station in downtown Los Angeles, where a man appeared to have jumped in front of a train heading to North Hollywood, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.   The man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
April 23, 2014
Note: In August, staff writer Barbara Hansen wrote about Timothy M. Evans, who has two great passions: Thai food and wine. Two years ago he founded the Amador County winery Clos du Lac Cellars with the mission of encouraging wine-lovers to think beyond the usual choices for matching wine with Thai food. To show how well Thai food and wine can mix, he hosted a dinner where his wines were paired with food made by Evans and Thai chef Stapron Nilluang. Our favorite dish from that dinner was Salmon in Sweet Red Curry.
April 19, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Metro Red Line service was delayed late Friday when a man jumped in front of a train in what officials called a suicide attempt. A witness at the Hollywood/Western Station said the man was dragged 20 yards but survived. He had a large gash on his head and was taken to a hospital. Train service was delayed more than 30 minutes.   ALSO: Baby died in SUV while neighbors worked just a few feet away FBI: Man suspected of brutally killing his family may be in L.A. area Box of newborn kittens accidentally shipped from L.A. to San Diego      
April 16, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the artistic vitality of the city, developers were required to pay a fee equal to 1% of the construction value. That money was supposed to pay for art in public places. It was a smart idea to set up the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund. But it's dumb not to spend it. A recent audit by City Controller Ron Galperin found that $7.5 million was languishing in the portion of the fund that is bankrolled by developers and earmarked for public art projects, cultural events and performances.
April 14, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
One season under the NHL's realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West. The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won their new conference's two wild-card playoff berths. The Red Wings will make their 23rd consecutive postseason appearance, and the Blue Jackets will make their second appearance in franchise history. First place in the East - and overall - went to the Boston Bruins, with the Ducks winning the No. 1 spot in the West.
April 13, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
As the start of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards approached Sunday evening, hundreds of fans gathered behind the roped-off red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, awaiting the arriving stars and screaming for the cameras. Meanwhile, MTV "Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey prepared for the official pre-show with co-host singer Zendaya by playing in a pen of puppies dressed like characters from 2013 movies. The star of the litter was a doggelganger for Alien, James Franco's character in "Spring Breakers," sporting dreadlocks and shades.  Complete list of winners/nominees Check back with more scenes and interviews from the red carpet and winners at the MTV Movie Awards.
September 21, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
The Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals both won their 91st games Thursday to become the first teams to clinch National League playoff spots. Cincinnati topped the Chicago Cubs, 5-3, and the Reds did so without Manager Dusty Baker, who remained in a Chicago hospital to undergo more tests for an irregular heartbeat. Baker, 63, was expected to return to Cincinnati on Friday, but it wasn't immediately known if he would manage the game against the Dodgers on Friday night. The Dodgers headed to Cincinnati from Washington after losing, 4-1, to the Nationals.
April 20, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
The Red Sox return to play Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston with a day game against the Kansas City Royals, one day after the capture of the second suspect in the bombings at the marathon Monday. The Red Sox's home uniforms will feature the city's name instead of their nickname across their chests. The famed Green Monster, Fenway Park's 37-foot-high wall in left field, is emblazoned with the "B Strong" logo that stands for Boston Strong. Players will wear a B Strong patch on the front of their jersey just above their hearts.
April 11, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
INDIO, Calif. - In the sprawl of desert scrub brush and freeway ramps that is this industrial part of Indio, the sun burns brightly in a barren office park. Light and shadows flash off the scorched asphalt, and the landscape is a spare palette of dusty brown, faded green and gray. Inside one tucked-away structure, however, artist Phillip K. Smith III is preparing to paint the sky red. Or pink. Or green, depending. FULL COVERAGE: Coachella 2014 "Welcome to the different sides of my brain," Smith says, leading the way through his studio, which looks like an airplane hangar and is filled with elements of a light installation premiering at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
April 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"It's the same case -- do the same thing!" So barks Ice Cube to Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the new expletive-filled red-band trailer for their upcoming buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street," which finds the latter two once again starring as goofball narcs Jenko and Schmidt. The line functions as marching orders for the undercover duo, who busted a high-school drug ring in the 2012 surprise hit "21 Jump Street" and this time around are sent to do the same at a college. (Watch the new red-band "22 Jump Street" trailer here ; parental guidance suggested.)
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